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steep climb for mitt romney. >>> midwest twister. an ominous sight through the autumn sky. a tornado tearing through the heartland. the damage being assessed right now. >>> football fury. fallout ongoing from that blown call monday night. new questions. why were refs fired from lesser leagues allowed to officiate one of the league's biggest nights? >>> and last dance. the first elimination on "dancing with the stars." why is everyone talking about the biebs? >>> good morning, everybody. good to be back. well, all roads on the presidential campaign lead to ohio today. president obama and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months both president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. in fact, they're b
romney has a lot of catching up to do. >>> plus, important deadline the u.s. postal service couldn't deliver on. >>> milestone for the . >>> most of the country in the 60s and 70s 103 phoenix, 80 portland, 71 seattle. airports you can see all on time severe weather in atlanta could back up. without the clouds here not expecting delays in san francisco, oakland or san jose. >>> 4:48. fundraiser was held yesterday for the family of fallen chp officer kenyon youngstrom killed during a traffic stop on i-680 in alamo earlier this month. the support has been tremendous. >> the community outreach because eye done this, has just been unbelievable. i've had people pledge cash. we've got a website with the fallen heroes organization. we work closely with for a long time here in alamo. >> the restaurant owner is urging people who want to support youngstrom's widow and four children to drop off donations at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts.
's on for the president and mitt romney, hunkering down today to prep for the first debate. and a brand-new poll shows who most voters expect to win in november. >>> ticketer shock, looking for the most popular things we buy. why a diaper supply shortage. >>> and open book. he realized his housekeeper's son was his. >>> and collision course, with a skateboard and a deer that comes out of nowhere. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. rob nelson is off this morning. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin this monday, the 1st of october, can you believe it? with a new abc news poll it comes just as the presidential candidates come out. >> tahman bradley starts us off from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to believe that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculati
vote. president obama and mitt romney took time off the campaign trail today as they propose for their first debate. the president gradually pulling ahead in the polls, most analysts believe it will be a crucial night for president obama. chris christie says he expects romney to deliver. >> i think what we need is a big and bold performance on wednesday night and that's what he's going to give us. >> this is the ballgame for mitt romney right any because if he doesn't do well at the debate it will be very hard for him to get back in it. >> meanwhile president obama is reportedly hold up in this nevada resort preparing to confront romney. >> what the president will have to do early on is to jump start this the way you would do a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he a
for republican presidential candidate mitt romney. several polls this morning show romney continuing to trail president obama in critical swing states new numbers come as both get ready for their upcoming debate. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we'll break down the new numbers. >>> we want a check of the weather. i do the street lamp test. >> what's the street lamp test? >> if i can see the moisture. >> you took years of meteorologist -- meteorologist rolling school. >> we need you mike. >> [ talking over each other ] >>> good morning. the clouds aren't as low, not as moisture laden as they were yesterday, still have flight arrival delays into sfo because the clouds are out there. santa rosa half mile visibility right now. clouds pull back to the coast where they will hang out with pockets of sun for you upper 50s to low 60s. 70s in the south bay, north bay, 80s mainly con betweened to the east bay valleys today. as far as around the monterey bay, low to upper 60s from monterey too santa cruz, 76 hollister possibly 82 around morgan hill. tomorrow, friday saturday, big wa
worn my tux. just kidding. >>> also this morning, the bill political headline of the week, mitt romney resetting his campaign after some questionable moves and washington insiders already looking ahead to 2016. will hillary clinton consider another run for the white house? >> and have you missed arnold schwarzenegger? >> will he be back? >> apparently. apparently. california's former governator opens up about his love child and troubled marriage. the secrets he's revealing now and why coming up. >> sounds like a made-for-tv movie. speaking of which, a newcomer at the emmys takes top honors aet the annual emmy awards handed out last night. >> that's right. and one of our familiar favorites also took home an armful of honors. abc's brandi hitt is joining us now outside the nokia theatre in l.a. with all the details. brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. good morning, paula. yes, it was a big night for "modern family," also a huge night for "homeland." that television drama took home several key awards, including one of the biggest of the evening. "homeland" beat "mad men"
president obama and mitt romney have dueling campaign appearances today in virginia. yesterday, the candidates were both in ohio, where the latest polls show an uphill battle for romney. abc's david muir asked the candidate some tough questions about his chances. >> we'll win ohio again. we'll finish what we started again. >> we're going to win ohio. thank you so much. let's take back america. >> reporter: call it the buckeye brawl with the president and mitt romney here. perhaps the biggest punch was that new poll. romney trailing president obama by ten points in ohio. down by nine points in florida. we asked the governor about those numbers. i'm curious what you would say to your supporters, your donors, who might be concerned that this might be slipping away? >> i'm pleased with some polls. less with other polls. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: there's some that believe these polls are a reflection of that videotape last week. you were talking to donors, talking about the 47%. >> and so, my job, is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them. >> report
out of the battleground states. president obama breaking away from mitt romney in key regions with just 41 days to go. is romney poised to lose in must-win ohio? >>> party animal. how about this startling new twist on children's parties. that's right. that's a five-foot alligator in the pool with 8-year-olds. it's just $175. why the man behind it says it's all good, clean fun. >>> flaunting it. lady gaga responds to her critics for gaining weight by revealing more than she has before. posting candid snapshots online and opening up about her most personal struggle ever. could her opening up change the way that young girls look at their bodies? ♪ i'm on the right track baby i was born this way ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. happy wednesday. robin on her medical leave today. glad to have amy robach here with us. >> thank you. >> the whole gang here. a lot to get to today, including a showdown at the u.n., just hours from now. there's president ahmadinejad, of iran. he's set to address the general assembly, one day after president obama told the council that iran cannot get
high. for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. for the president, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning when he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama showing a lead this morning, 6 points. >> if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> mitt romney has to avoid be appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs show compassion, that he's competent and that he indeed can connect to voters. >> on those three cs, that's where he's got to really do well. >> reporter: while they lead in the polls, team obama know that debates can be a game-changer. he needs to avoid appearing irritable aor impatient. >> they need him to answer questions short, concise. >> the pressure is on for this debate. it could be a huge audience. anywhere between 50 million to 65 million may tune in to see these two men square off on wednesday night. >> david, great to see you live. >>> let's bring in "
the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisers to prepare for wednesday's high-stakes showdown in denver. in recent days aides to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to compliment their opponent and downplay expectations for their side. new jersey governor chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people are going to be able to see these two guys side by side, laying out their vision unfiltered. and i think that's going to be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> reporter: and an adviser for romney says they're preparing for romney to come armed. >> they've been practicing zingers for months. >> reporter: abc news political analyst matt dowd says at this point, romney and obama advisers are style over substance. >> the debates that have changed people's minds have all been about physical characteristics and mannerisms really in the modern age and not substance or policy issues. >> reporter: both have challenges. the president needs to keep his answers short to avoid soundin
could be the biggest moment of this presidential campaign. and mitt romney, now speaking out about the first debate and what he needs to do. we're going to take you inside the candidates' intense cramming sessions this morning. >>> kate's new horror. a new round of embarrassment for the royal family. nude photos published of kate middleton. this time, completely nude. the palace's reaction this morning. >>> and the leap. caught on tape, a 71-year-old man jumps from a burning building, straight into the arms of his neighbors. this morning, we're going to hear from the jumper and from the men who saved him. >>> and good morning, everyone. we have a lot of news to get to this morning. arnold schwarzenegger, answering more questions about his betrayal of maria shriver, his wife of 25 years. we have him on the hot seat and more details from his explosive, new book. >> a lot of people are wondering why is he talking? we'll get to that. >>> also, we'll look at the teacher charged who hired a hitman to take out a fellow teacher. we're going to speak to his co-teachers this morning, to see
businesses. >>> both presidential candidates will be in ohio today. president obama and mitt romney have been running neck and neck among voters in the buckeye state. one candidate is opening up a lead in the polls. kira klapper joins us from the newsroom. >> reporter: today's face off comes as new polls show romney falling behind and if he were to lose ohio his path to victory would be difficult. numbers out today one poll had romney eight points behind president obama in ohio. in another swing state florida, romney trails by four points. this map shows projections of the steep climb for romney without ohio he would need every other battleground state at the same time he needs to stay on message. yesterday at a rally in ohio romney backtracked a bit on the comment he made about the 47%. he said he doesn't have to worry about. >> i want to be president of all the people of america. i want to help all the people of america. you don't get into a race like this with myself and my family and do the work and commitment that we've put forward without the passion to help all of america. >> reporter:
presidential debate, why new poll numbers this morning shows mitt romney has a lot of catching up to do. >>> plus, the important deadline the u.s. postal service could not deliver on. why the future is looking murkier this morning. >>> milestone for digital disc that [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪ ♪ almonds. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. with 43% daily value of fiber for you. crunchy nutty clusters and real almond slices for your taste buds. >>> time for our california forecast heat building up from with beaches in the 70s, 80s, 90s bay, 90s 100s inland more 100s through the central valley doppler is dry across the state. 100 in l.a. today, 86 san diego, 108 palm springs, tahoe 81°. big sur 87 today, not only are the beaches around here going t
. the president and mitt romney hunkering down to get ready. we're going to take you inside the debate camps. >> both sides, trying to lower expectations. >>> and the latest on a bizarre story out of florida. a high school teacher arrested in his classroom for putting a hit out on his fellow teacher. we're going to have the latest on that. >>> and you know google maps. you've heard of it. you can look at any street anywhere in america on your computer. but look at this. did google maps inadvertently capture a ufo on camera? >> oh, i hope so. >> we'll find out. >>> but first -- >> that's a cloud. >> thanks, sam. >> it looks like a cloud? >> it looks like a cloud to me. >> aw. >> boo. >> all right. >>> well, we have to move on, now, to a serious story. it's the very latest on the story out of minnesota. a deadly workplace shooting at a sign company. several people, including the gunman, were killed. others remain in critical condition at this hour. abc's alex perez is in minneapolis right now with the very latest on this. alex? >> reporter: good morning, amy. we are learning new details this m
point in the race for president. both president obama and mitt romney have stopped campaigning this weekend instead burrowing into hard-core debate prep cramming their facts and honing their one-liners. it's "your voice, your vote" with just 37 days left until the election. abc's david kerley who usually joins us from washington is here at the desk. good to see you. >> nice to be here. you know, dan, this is a really big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. but for mitt romney, some are saying it is make or break. and for the president, leading in the polls, it's a matter of not letting his challenger back into the race. president obama travels to nevada this morning where he will spend the next three days in debate camp reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing mr. obama holding a lead. this morning it's six points. >> this is the ball game for mitt romney right now because if he doesn't do well in this debate, it's going to be hard for him to get back in th
. >>> moving on, republican presidential hopeful mitt romney and his running mate, paul ryan, on the stump in ohio today, a key battleground state where new poll numbers show their campaign is in some serious trouble. they're going to be touting their plans to tackle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending. but romney seems to have strayed from his long time insistence that president obama raised taxes during his first term now. he is saying the president did not. >> his idea now is -- he's got one new, one new idea. i admit this one thing he did not do in his first four years he said he will do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes. >> the romney campaign is standing by the argument that the president has raised taxes. fact check, obama has raised taxes on cigarettes and tanning beds and not income taxes. though romney's own spokesman says it has happened 19 times. >>> well, the nfl and locked out referees have met behind closed doors trying to resolve their differences. the meeting comes amid growing outrage over the call made monday night by a replacement ref. e
. >>> wow. well, president obama and mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer facing charges. >>> take a look at the gun sitting near rodeo beach i
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and into the obama column giving 255 likely votes to 206 for romney. 270 needed to win the election. and both campaigned today. the president seized on momentum, linking romney to comments that 47% of americans are victims who have been depending on the government. >> i don't believe we can get far with leader who's write off half of the nation as victims. i don't see a lot of victims i see hard working ohioins. that is what i see. >> near clearland romney tried to repair the damage, expressing empathy, claiming policies would help get them back to work. >> cutting through words you can look at record. and when you can see policies that have not created the jobs america needs, then, you know it's time to choose a new leader. get a new coach. get america growing again. >> history says it's a must win for romney. >> and a tv you tell to change channels. and those are just some ideas out of a lab in palo alto for your smart phone or tab blet. there is at and t calls it a foundry. but it's producing new apps that tap into today's high speed wireless networks one idea started just six weeks ago. t
your vote" just 43 days before the final vote. and mitt romney working to pull his campaign out of a september slump as president obama with politics here in new york. jake tapper is here this morning. jake, the candidates were combative on "60 minutes." >> that's right, george, they're entering a new phase, the debate phase of the campaign. so right now, with the first debate coming up a week from wednesday, the candidates are looking for any edge to knock the other on his heels. >> reporter: mitt romney barn-storming battlegrounds, colorado, ohio and virginia, trying to regain momentum lost after a tough week on the trail. on the campaign plane overnight, romney was asked why he was trailing in so many battleground states. >> i think that the president's campaign has focused its advertising, in many cases, on very inaccurate portrayals of my positions. he's trying to fool people into thinking that i think things i don't. that ends, i think, during the debate. >> reporter: when he lands in ohio, tuesday, a brand-new tv ad from the obama campaign will greet him, assailing the re
in the polls. new tv ads he's releasing today and why mitt romney says he's not worried. >>> america's cup world series returns to the bay area why it may draw bigger crowds this time. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ >> one man's unique fascination with the iphone turns into a youtube sensation. the siri duet, coming up. have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >>> welcome back. temperatures are on the rebond mid to upper 60s coast into san francisco 70s around the bay, 80s even 90s inland. 90s east bay valleys. the entire state is dry and has been for the last three hours that's how long that loop is, 90s throughout the central valley, 101 palm springs, 75 san diego, 80 los angeles. tomorrow in tahoe a chance of isolated thunderstorm, 76 near 80 well ab
and the republican challenger mitt romney is just four days from now. karen travers reports what they are both doing for the showdown. >> they were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. there will be campaign duties to their running mate. biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed the bush administration for the budget deficit. >> they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida you is looking like a must win scenario for romney. but today paul ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes, but ryan said that could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts to a different stage with wednesday night's high stakes showdown between president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at the history of debates, it is not about policy specifics. it is not really about facts. every change that happened in
. >>> the first debate between president obama and the republican challenger mitt romney is just four days from now. karen travers reports what they are both doing for the showdown. >> they were out of the public eye as they get ready for their first debate this wednesday. there will be campaign duties to their running mate. biden stumped in florida for a second consecutive day. he slammed the bush administration for the budget deficit. >> they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> with his path to the white house shrinking, florida you is looking like a must win scenario for romney. but today paul ryan focused on new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes, but ryan said that could be the difference in a race that will come down to a handful of states. >> thank you, granite staters, for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign shifts to a different stage with wednesday night's high stakes showdown between president obama and romney. >> if you take a look at the history of debates, it is not about policy specifics. it is n
ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and man riches, and not about the substance of the policy answers. >> they need challenges. it will avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. and romney must come across relatabl
romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and man riches, and not about the substance of the policy answers. >> they need challenges. it will avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. and romney must come across relatable and really connect with voters. abc news, washington. >>> arnol
mitt romney right there. it's all about ohio right now. mitt romney behind. he's got to come back. and take a look at this picture. just released in "time" magazine. mitt romney like we've never seen before. that was when he was in france as a missionary. remembering his love back home. >> all the way back from the 1960s. >>> also, a real scare in the air. take a look at this picture. landing gear turned the wrong way. the jet with 190 people onboard, just moments from touching down. why some are calling that landing a miracle. >> happened right here. really was amazing. >> really scary. glad everyone's okay. >>> also on the show, an abc news exclusive interview with j.k. rowling. her brand-new book has been top secret, until now. we'll hear her read it aloud this morning. not an adult novel. a novel for adults. >>> let's get to the headline football fans have been waiting for. the nfl and nfl referees union, reaching a contract agreement overnight, ending that three-month lockout that had replacement refs calling the shots. the official referees will be back on the field tonight.
his lead in the state. mitt romney also in the buckeye state telling audiences he cares about the people of america. romney acknowledging that some of the polls show him behind president obama. but he pointed to the first presidential debate less than a week from now as a potential turning point in the race. >>> in new york it was a rough ride for nearly 200 people aboard a brazilian jetliner from rio. they were bracing for a crash landing at kennedy airport because the landing gear was stuck sideways. you can see it there. the pilot circled twice before touching down. the nose gear seemed to miraculously straighten itself out just before the plane hit the tarmac. thankfully no one was injured. but some anxious moments aboard that plane. >>> airlines across the country are raking in big profits from what used to be a free service. they're pocketing billions of dollars in baggage fees all coming at the expense of fed up passengers. abc's brandi hitt has the story. >> reporter: checking your bag at the airport has added up to big business for u.s. airlines. so big airlines raked
who is going to have the best zingers. no, no. governor romney, he's a great debater. >> reporter: the new poll shows him with the razor-thin lead among voters. when voters are asked who they expect to win, 63% of voters told us they think the president will win in november. as for the all important debate, 56% said they expect the president to win. both campaigns deep in debate prep. both trying to lower expectations. >> all right. >> reporter: with one notable exception. republican chris christie telling george, expect a difference race. >> when we get to thursday morning, george, you'll be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race. >> reporter: and if the president argues that romney wants to cut taxes for the rich, christie's response -- >> stop lying. he's saying that the wealthy will pay just as much. >> reporter: romney does say he would eliminate tax cuts across the board, but would lower common deductions, too. with the new poll showing the majority expecting the president to win the debate, the president's focus will be to avoid unforced errors. like president bush
. -- we have republican presidential candidate mitt romney reaction to new polls showing president obama pulling ahead in swing states. >>> does apple have another glitch? problem some own >>> welcome back. 60s along the coast more sunshine than yesterday, 70s bay sunshine an hour earlier 80s inland to 90s in the east bay valleys, last three hours of doppler you can see it is dry up and down across the state with low to mid 90s around chico and sacramento, 69 big sur tahoe isolated thunderstorm possible today and tomorrow dry near 80 into the weekend thunderstorm around yosemite possible today and tomorrow temperatures will be in the 90s as we head towards saturday and sunday. down south southern california 80s and 90s in los angeles and san diego over the weekend. time for us to talk about some money. you can win, abc7 is about to make someone $49,000 richer, go to facebook.com/abc7news and like us we'll announce the winner october 18th after the 49ers take on the seahawks. if you already liked us you still have a chance go to our facebook page and click that $49,000 button that will ta
-- ♪ ♪ >> less than one week until the first debate between president obama and mitt romney and both will be spending the weekend getting ready. the president will be in nevada this weekend for his preparation. romney campaign trying to lower expectations, released a memo yesterday, calling the president one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. romney's team goes on to add the debates will not decide the election in iowa early voting already underway. this is yesterday in iowa city, 32 other state as will you early voting, including california in 2008, 30% of all votes were cast before election day either by mail or in person. that percentage is expected to be higher this year. >>> congressman todd akin is running for senate in missouri his opponent is incumbent claire mccaskill the two recently debated after he told a newspaper mccaskill was aggressive towards him he said she was more ladylike in her 2006 election than this time around. several democrats are calling the comments demeaning to women. >>> apple's ceo tim cook apologizes for problems with the
and mitt romney fighting for attention and votes. the. >> now there is a choichls my opponent would gut education to pay for more tax breaks for the wealthy. no family should have to set aside an college acceptance letter because they don't have the money. >> romney made a case why he can turn the economy around. >> what i want to do is bring jobs back to america so our people have good working opportunities to provide for them selfs and their kids, and their futures. >> and there are contenders working to lock down support now. >> this is starting october 2, six days from now... you can get to start voting. >> now, the president has a clear edge. abc 7 news took a call from the toss up column. ohio trending obama for weeks and one poll has him up 10 points. yesterday advisors seemed to suggest their own polling shows a tighter race. >> there is when i trust number autos no republican won the white house without ohio. soon, the campaign may have to decide if resources might be better spent in another battle ground state. >> an average survivor says he's fortunate to be alive but morning
want to consider public transportation. >>. >> and race for white house, both rez obama and mitt romney trying to get voters on their side. and what candidates are saying today. >> yesterday, ohio, today, virginia's turn. the president was in an area with a large military installation. >> it's time for a new patriotism. this is rooted in believe that growing our economy begins when w.a strong, thriving middle class. >> mitt romney reached out to veterans in the critical northern virginia suburb. >> we're going to make sure to restore our economy to put people back to work and are going to do those thing autos and right now the president has the edge including virginia. he's ahead by four points and yesterday, said he's not detered by number autos i'm impressed with the polls but poll goes up and down. >> and there is voters started heading to polls today, thursday, they can do the same. >> that is why the ad where he is speaking to the camera for two minutes looks like a closing argument. >> there will be debates if i can sit down with you in your living room here is what i'd say. >> wi
agrieve this message. >> there is a analysts saying ads almost negative defined romney as antimiddle class and antiauto bailout. number of ads was overwhelming. there is a dealing -- feel sthag they didn't have to could do that and they're going to wait until the convention and afterwards. >> this scientists say the campaign was helped out by missteps. >> there are comments about the middle east. >> the campaign was trying to paint and there is another big advantage and there are swing states sat rated with candidates and there are stations required to give a discounted rate in last 60 days but this applies only to candidates. political parties and outside groups like super packs are not entitled. washington post reports if ohio there is a 30 second slot costing super packs $900 and there is much money romney raised has been from high dollar donors. >> there are people have to spend three, four five time as much then you've got only one third or a quarter or a fifth of number of ads you can run. >> there is a problem for the campaign. so there is a kraix there were other factors at play. t
morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. mitt romney and paul ryan will be kicking off a bus tour in ohio, to regain momentum in a state where they're trailing. but president obama will be at the united nations, telling the assembly of leaders that the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. a senior administration official tells abc news this morning in new york city, in front of the united nations, president obama will reiterate the u.s. commitment to preventing iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. he'll also call on leaders in the combustible muslim world to end the violence and declare the u.s. will not shrink from bringing to justice those who harm americans. sensing an opening, mitt romney has been assailing the president for calling the situation bumps in the road. >> bumps in the road -- we had an ambassador assassinated. and iran is that much closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: the white house says the president was referring broadly to transformations in the region. >> there is a certain rather desperate attempt
on diplomacy. there's little doubt the presidential campaign will hang heavily over his speech. >> mitt romney also in new york to address clinton global initiatives annual gathering today. romney continues to hammer the president's handling of foreign policy while on the campaign trail. >>> president obama and first lady michelle obama are special guests on "the view" this morning the interview taped yesterday, barba walters asked if mrs. obama might one day run for the presidency. >> she should run for office. but she said she doesn't want to. [ applause ] >> look i mean michelle would be terrific, but temperamentally, i just don't think -- [ laughing ] >> no, it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> it takes a lot of guts to put that out there the way he did. good thing michelle agreed. you can watch the interview with the president and mrs. obama this morning at 10 right here on abc 7. he was this far from sleeping on the white house couch baby. >> he's farther than that. he also said, she said i can make him m
be no doubt we'll be relentless in tracking down killers and bringing them to justice. >> mitt romney hammer the president as what he characterized as the president's response. >> he said the development are bumps in the road. that is my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> and we must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not his killers. >> and then, added this lesson intolerance. >> and we do not ban blaspheme. i expect people gorg call me awful things every day? >> and i will defend their right to do so. >> this g.o.p. challenger did not repeat his criticism over the bumps in the road and instead, insin yu yaited the president has not done enough. >> our ambassador was assassinated in a terrorist attack. and we saw how it work at the mercy of events. and at usf, this expert says the television coverage of the riots in the middle east make unrest appear larger than it is. this is relatively tall smaul. >> compared to hundreds of thousands and there is reason for optimism. >> thank you. >> and there is supervisors approving pl
president obama and mitt romney are making their case with 39 days to go. >> i can't believe it's 39 days my goodness. >> i know. it's getting close. >>> and then airport insecurity. abc's brian ross on the trail of tsa agents accused of pocketing the passenger belongings they're supposed to be protecting. >> that is a great story. you're going to want to see that. >> it infuriates me. >> it is unbelievable. yeah, going to push your buttons. >>> when a six-pack just won't cut it. you haven't seen ripped until you've seen these bodies. paula drew this assignment, a tough one before her day off. >> a good assignment. >> then you have to sweat. i don't know about that one. she can have that one. >>> first, thursday night football had a whole different look than monday night's game. >> these's because the regular referees are back in action in baltimore for the first game of nfl's week four. while the rowdy fans usually like to boo the refs, at this game it was nothing but cheers. we get more from abc's paul bevan. >> reporter: john, sunny so for the fs, orefs players, fomeri d
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